Francis Marion Bennett III
RICHMOND – Francis Marion Bennett III (Frank), 83, died unexpectedly, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Richmond Place Rehabilitation Center, after a brief illness.
A native of Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late John C.F. and Foster Taliaferro Bennett. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Jack, Billy and James Bennett.
He spent seven years of his childhood with his family in Puerto Rico before attending Virginia Episcopal School and graduating from Warsaw High School, Warsaw, Va. He attended The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., before volunteering to join the armed forces in Korea. He was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded during the Battle for the Punchbowl in North Korea on Sept. 11, 1951. After a nine-month recovery in a military hospital, Mr. Bennett started his career with Commercial Solvents in Horse Cave, Ky.
His long career included positions in Lexington, St. Louis, Atlanta, Charleston, S.C., Naugatuck, Conn., and Glasgow. For the last 20 years of his career, he was President and CEO of Southern Explosives Corporation, Glasgow, and afterwards retired to Lexington.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sue Barbara Gaines Bennett; his daughter, Kay Foster Bennett Saffari (Behnam Saffari); his son, Frank Gaines Bennett (Jill Peterson Bennett); and four grandchildren, Cyrus Saffari, Susie Saffari, Katherine Bennett and Francis Marion Bennett IV.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 East High Street, Lexington, and from 10 to 12 noon Friday, Dec. 21, at Ramsey Funeral Home in Lancaster, Ky.
The funeral will be at 12 noon Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home, with burial immediately after in Lancaster Cemetery. The family requests donations to the U.S. Marines Wounded Warrior Regiment in lieu of flowers.
Francis Marion Bennett III
Sammie Clayton Deckard, 74, of Tompkinsville
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with Rodney Deckard and Gary Emberton officiating.
Visitation is Wednesday 4 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Beautiful Home Cemetery.
Earl Wayne Harper, 80, of McLain, Miss.
Funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, in the chapel of Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in Harper Cemetery in Horse Cave.
Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Doris A. Thompson, 57, of Munfordville
The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Brooks Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Brooks Funeral Home, with Brother Mac Adwell officiating.
Interment will be at Mount Beulah Cemetery, Munfordville.
Bobby Eugene Simmons, 78, of Austin
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Goad Funeral Home with Brother Tim Eaton officiating and burial in Fountain Run Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday at Goad Funeral Home.
Sandra Kaye Bragg, 58, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Wilton Ray King, 75, of Glasgow
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at Yokley Trible Funeral Home with Brother John Osgatharp officiating.
Visitation is Tuesday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 6 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Monroe County Memorial Lawn.
Margie Ann Dice, 70, of Horse Cave
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Allen Seminary Baptist Church, 100 Knob Church Road, Hardyville.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the church, with Rev. Stanford Dixon and Bishop Allen Dice officiating.
Interment will be at Allen Seminary Cemetery, Hardyville.
Grace Sikes Curd, 93, of Eighty Eight
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Marvin Wayne Jones, 55, of Park City
Mr. Jones chose cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.
Leroy Bellamy, of Cincinnati, Ohio
Visitation will be Tuesday at Hodapp Funeral Home, 7401 Vine St., Carthage, from 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m.
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